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Birdies on TS-2000 Satellite Frequencies

I want to thank everyone who responded to my posting regarding distortion on 
FO-29 using my 817 in SSB mode.Haven't solved the problem yet but I will 
attempt to try as many of your suggestions as possible.  I have also been 
told that part of the problem might be the fact that the 817 is only a half 
duplex radio and I might be better off  using a dedicated satellite radio or 
buying a 70CM to 28MHZ converter to use with my HF rig. I have been 
considering the Kenwood TS-2000 but hesitate because I have heard it has 
birdies on a couple of the FM satellite frequencies. If this is true how 
serious a problem is it and what if anything can be done about it? Other 
than the birdie problem how does the TS-2000 perform as a satellite radio 
and how would you compare it in that respect to the Icom-910H and the 
Yaesu-847? Would appreciate input from users of these radios. However, my 
immediate concern is determining whether the birdies should disqualifying 
the TS-2000 from consideration.

Thanks and 73s

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